Call for Papers - AAAI/ACM 2018 Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society
February 2-3, 2018
New Orleans, USA
- Submission: October 31st, 2017
- Notification: December 15th, 2017
- Final version: March 1st, 2017
(Note: the final version due date is after the conference dates, to include feedback from the conference discussions).
As AI is becoming more pervasive in our life, its impact on society is more significant and concerns and issues are raised regarding aspects such as value alignment, data handling and bias, regulations, and workforce displacement. Only a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder effort can find the best ways to address these concerns, including experts of various disciplines, such as ethics, philosophy, economics, sociology, psychology, law, history, and politics. In order to address these issues in a scientific context, AAAI and ACM have joined forces to start a new conference, the AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society.
The first edition of this conference will be co-located with AAAI-18 on February 2-3, 2018 in New Orleans, USA. The program of the conference will include peer-reviewed paper presentations, invited talks, panels, and working sessions.
The conference welcomes contributions on a broad set of topics, included the following ones:
- Building ethical AI systems
- Value alignment
- Moral machine decision making
- Trust and explanations in AI systems
- Fairness and Transparency in AI systems
- Ethical design and development of AI systems
- AI for social good
- Human-level AI
- Controlling AI
- Impact of AI on workforce
- Societal impact of AI
- AI and law
Submitted papers should adopt a scientific approach to address any questions related to the above topics. Moreover, they should clearly establish the research contribution, its relevance, and its relation to prior research.
All submissions must be made in the appropriate format, and within the specified length limit; details and formatting templates can be found here.
We solicit papers (pdf file) of up to 6 pages + 1 page for references, submitted through the Easychair system (information available soon here).
We expect papers submitted by researchers of several disciplines (AI, computer science, philosophy, economics, law, and others). The program committee includes members that are experts in all the relevant areas, to ensure appropriate review of papers.
To accommodate the publishing traditions of different fields, authors of accepted papers can ask that only a one-page abstract of the paper appear in the proceedings, along with a URL pointing to the full paper. Authors should guarantee the link to be reliable for at least two years. This option is available to accommodate subsequent publication in journals that would not consider results that have been published in preliminary form in a conference proceedings. Such papers must be submitted electronically and formatted just like papers submitted for full-text publication.